cantilever bridge

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cantilever bridge

:a bridge that uses projecting beams (called cantilevers) to support the main part

Word by Word Definitions

cantilever play
  1. : a projecting beam or member supported at only one end: such as

  2. : a bracket-shaped member supporting a balcony or a cornice

  3. : either of the two beams or trusses that project from piers toward each other and that when joined directly or by a suspended connecting member form a span of a cantilever bridge

  1. : to support by a cantilever

  2. : to build as a cantilever

  3. : to project as a cantilever

bridge play
  1. : a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle (such as a river)

  2. : a time, place, or means of connection or transition

  3. : something resembling a bridge in form or function: such as

  1. : to make a bridge (see 1bridge) over or across

  2. : to provide with a bridge

  1. : any of various card games for usually four players in two partnerships that bid for the right to declare a trump suit, seek to win tricks (see 1trick 4) equal to the final bid, and play with the hand of declarer 's partner exposed and played by declarer


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